Maybe you’re looking to save a few bucks or the current theater choices just aren’t cutting it. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s just as nice to sit at home and watch a good flick. Take a look at this week’s picks for some At-Home Alternatives to the weekly cinema options.
Instead of Total Recall: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The new Total Recall is a sleek action sci-fi thriller that rushes through at a rapid pace. Rise of the Planets of the Apes doesn’t exactly fit that mold bit it is a film that is fueled but impressive effects work and suspenseful moments. Rise is also holding what Recall lacks, sympathetic characters and an emotionally effective plot.
Instead of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: The Sandlot
The Wimpy Kid film adaptations have been full of hit or miss moments so I’m not exactly looking forward to the next installment Dog Days. If you’re looking for a summertime fun movies for the kids, take a look at one of my childhood favorites The Sandlot. Revolving around a group of child baseball player, kids viewers will overlook the familiar story and get wrapped up in the charming characters.
When one of my absolute favorite films comes out on Blu Ray it’s pretty much a no-brainer recommendation. Clue is a film based on the board game but it isn’t a dud. In my opinion, it’s a hilarious movie that wedges it’s way into a special place in your heart. Tim Curry is fantastic in it and the whole cast really takes advantage of their silly character roles. It’s goofy and quotable and an absolute blast. It also has three alternate, plausible endings to the murder mystery, what more could you even ask for?!
Life In A Day (2011)
The film Life In A Day is directed by Kevin MacDonald and put together by Ridley Scott, YouTube and National Geographic (or NatGeo for all you hip cats.) The movie was pieced together from thousands of videos sent in by people across the globe that participated in the challenge of filming one day out of their life: July 24th 2010. It’s a novel idea that turns out to be an amazing portrait of life and the human condition. The film is layered with the extraordinary moments (skydiving, marriage proposals, daring adventures) as well as beautifully mundane events (eating breakfast, hanging with friends, playing with children.) Some parts of the doc will play out better than others but the wide range of experiences shown offers something different for every viewer to connect with and something new to open your eyes.
Life In A Day Netflix Synopsis: After thousands of people around the world joined together to record banal and remarkable everyday events on July 24, 2010, director Kevin MacDonald led a team of editors to condense more than 4,500 hours of video into this picture of life on Earth.
What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?